Maidenwell Astronomical ObservatoryWelcome and thanks for dropping by....

Located in Maidenwell 30kms east of the Bunya Mountain National Park and 30 kms south of Nanango, lies Queensland's largest, self-funded astro-tourism business, that was purposely set up by a full time astronomer 10 years ago, to give a show and tell of the night skies,using powerful large telescopes.

Once the roof is rolled back over the 45-seat Observation Deck (shown in the photo above) and our visitor is seated comfortably on the upholstered padded bench seats, the stargazing session begins of observing the Moon, Planets and Infinite Space, where time and distance can only be measured by the limit of one's imagination and understanding......
 
The minimium number for a night show is 4 adults and we don't do any night shows under close to, on and after a Full Moon. See our Show Dates for best times to visit.
 
For night show bookings please ph. (07) 4164  6194
 
 
Night shows begin 7pm - March 1 to Sept.30 and 7.30pm - Oct. 1 to Feb. 28.
 
Night shows not suitable for children under 5 years
 
 
We're moving to Kingaroy airport
 
The above business will be closing its doors towards the end of February 2015 so we can relocate all the buildings to our a new home in Geoff Raph Drive (off Warren Truss Drive) opposite the Kingaory Vintage Tractor & Machinery display, at the Kingaroy Airport - just a 5 minute drive from the town's CBD...
 
The town of Kingaroy has lots of Motels, Hotels and Eatrey outlets which will allow all of us to package a 'Meal, Bed and Observatory' deal for the visitor. 
 
We hope to be up and running in late April - early May with a whole new presentation for the visitor.  
 
Show Dates on the website have show dates from April onwards.
 
 
 
 James Barclay- principal AstronomerMaidenwell Astronomical Observatory signStargazing
 
Principal astronomer James Barclay with over 60 years experience in Astronomy, is pictured with one of the three Meade LX200 14" GPS F10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, that shows exquisite detail of the Moon, Planets and Stars. The white kitchen steps is what you lean on to while looking into the eyepiece. Each telescope can be raised or lowered to suit your height.

We can supply any Skywatcher telescopes and or mount below the prices seen elsewhere. Phone, email or visit our online shop for your price!.

 

Current Moon Phase

 

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